Czechs make two changes for Croatia game
ST ETIENNE, France (Reuters) - Czech coach Pavel Vrba has made two changes for their Euro 2016 Group D match against Croatia in St Etienne on Friday following their opening 1-0 defeat by holders Spain.
David Lafata has been deployed up front instead of Tomas Necid while Jiri Skalak replaces Theodor Gebre Selassie in midfield, with Vrba also tweaking his preferred 4-2-3-1 formation to a 4-1-4-1.
Jaroslav Plasil will be the holding midfielder, with captain Tomas Rosicky on the right flank and Vladimir Darida on the left.
Croatia's coach Ante Cacic fields the same line-up that beat Turkey 1-0, with captain Darijo Srna starting after rejoining the team following his father's death.
The 4-2-3-1 formation will see Mario Mandzukic as the lone striker and Luka Modric the playmaker.
(Writing by Zoran Milosavljevic; Editing by Ian Chadband)